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· September, 2005

Stories about East Asia from September, 2005

Vietnam: Spice up your expat life

Bored in a Vietnamese city on a Friday night? Try wandering around bars pretending to be Michael Caine, writes Friskodude.

South Korea: New ambassador

The Marmot's Hole comments on the naming of a new South Korean ambassador to the United States.

China: Graffiti ala mafioso

Tian picks up on a photo from Flickr of an apparent advertisement by a recently released jailbird in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, who wants to join or set...

China: New Party school

China Herald takes a look at the new Party school which opened in Shanghai in March 2005.

China: Shanghai streets

Shanghai Sky posts a series of street-level photos on Flickr, including a portrait of the unsung heroes of China's eastern metropolis: the traffic cop's assistants.

Chinese Bloggers on the New Internet Regulation

Ministry of Information Industry of China issued a new regulation called “Rules on the Administration of Internet News Information Services” (For Chinese Original and unofficial English Translation of the document),...

Indonesian Blogs: Oil, protests, and bird flu

Fuel hike, demonstrations and heavy traffic jams: The government is planning to raise fuel prices on this Saturday, 1st October to address the budget deficit, and already Indonesia has seen...

Burma/Myanmar: The name game

Just a little conversation…about romanization. Burma Underground throws its hat into the ring on the Burma/Myanmar naming debate.

Cambodia: What, no laptops?

Beth Kanter asks what happened to a much-vaunted scheme to provide hand-cranking laptops to children in Third World countries, and whether Cambodians will benefit from it.

Indonesia: Fuel price increases

Bali Blog braces for squalls in Indonesia following the announcement of fuel price hikes, which have historically been a flashpoint for popular unrest.

South Korea: Secrets of golfing success

AsiaPundit notes that the secret of the success of South Korean women golfers has at last been made public.

China, Japan: Threat assessment

Angry Chinese Blogger analyses just how threatening a recent leaked Japanese government document on the military threat posed by China may be to Sino-Japanese relations.

China: Unofficial news reporting

Xici Hutong posts unpublished field-notes from a Zhejiang-based Xinhua reporter regarding disciplinary action against a high-ranking Nanjing official, but the link leads now to an error message. However, ESWN has...

Hong Kong: Li Ao presser

ESWN translates part of the Hong Kong news conference given by Taiwan writer Li Ao, freshly arrived from his controversial speaking tour of the mainland, including the various ways in...

China: U.S. citizens expelled

China Herald rounds up news coverage of the expulsion of Randy Guthrie and another U.S. citizen from China after both had served short jail terms for selling illegal DVDs.

China: Internet regs seen before

Running Dog comments on the latest set of Internet guidelines to come out of Beijing, saying that the new rules are a re-hash of the old, and that China's ability...

Singapore: Blogs worse than porn?

Huichieh Loy, at From a Singapore Angle takes issue with a recent commentary in the Straits Times newspaper saying blogs are worse than porn, and links to the storm of...

Malaysia: ISA could lead to rights abuses

Human Rights Watch reports that Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA), which gives the government unchecked powers to detain individuals for long periods without charge, is a recipe for abuse.

Thailand: Music from Chaozhou

Thai-Blogs has a photo essay on the folk art of Teochew (Chiuchow/Chaozhou) opera, and backs it up with a little of the history of the ethnic Chinese who share that...

Vietnam: The East is Punk

Coming across an array of punk-style badges in a Saigon market, NoodlePie wonders if the Vietnamese equivalent of Johnny Rotten will finally come and liberate his ears from indigenous pop...

About our East Asia coverage

Oiwan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Nevin Thompson is the Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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